Gen-Z Game-Changer Honoree Halle Bailey Wows in Structured Black Velvet Mini-Dress at 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

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Halle Bailey, accompanied by her beau, DDG, lit up the stage at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held at One Marylebone in London on Tuesday, October 17, while making a stylish entrance on the red carpet.

Halle Bailey with boyfriend DDG at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year AwardsHalle Bailey with boyfriend DDG at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held at One Marylebone in London, England on October 17, 2023 (Credit: Steve Vas / Future Image / Cover Images)

Embodying the quintessential image of a rising Hollywood star, the 23-year-old actress made a striking impression in a Nicole + Felicia couture minidress, exuding elegance and sophistication.

Crafted primarily from textured black velvet, her attire featured a strapless structural bodice cinched at the waist, gracefully transitioning into a voluminous short skirt that beautifully showcased her slender legs.

The hem of her monochromatic dress was adorned with 3-D white rosettes of varying sizes, a distinctive hallmark of the brand.

Halle Bailey wearing a Nicole + Felicia couture minidress and peep-toe platform heelsHalle Bailey wearing a Nicole + Felicia couture minidress and peep-toe platform heels (Credit: Steve Vas / Future Image / Cover Images)

To round off her look, The Little Mermaid star adorned herself with high-shine silver Anabela Chan jewelry, including a diamond collar necklace and dangling earrings.

Her luscious dark brown hair was stylishly gathered into long braids, secured in a high ponytail, and she added a vibrant burst of color to her black and white ensemble with a bold red lip.

Halle Bailey’s beauty look consisted of long braids secured in a high ponytail, a bold red lip, and Anabela Chan jewelryHalle Bailey’s beauty look consisted of long braids secured in a high ponytail, a bold red lip, and Anabela Chan jewelry (Credit: Steve Vas / Future Image / Cover Images)

For her footwear, Halle donned a pair of sky-high peep-toe platform heels boasting of satin black uppers, open toes, and delicate yet secure ankle straps adorned with gold buckle closures.

These neutral-toned sandals were elevated by substantial platform soles and impressive 5-inch heels, granting her petite frame a generous boost.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend DDG, whose real name is Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr., looked dapper in an all-black suit, perfectly matching his lady’s impeccable style with a black blazer and turtleneck.

The 26-year-old American rapper and singer-songwriter rounded off his look with an oversized diamond cross necklace, infusing a touch of glamour.

Halle Bailey’s boyfriend DDG stepped out in an all-black suit with an oversized diamond cross necklaceHalle Bailey’s boyfriend, DDG, stepped out in an all-black suit with an oversized diamond cross necklace (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)

During the awards ceremony, Halle Bailey, who was already a Grammy-nominated singer and actor at a young age, was honored as the Gen-Z Game-Changer of the evening.

When asked about her secret to success, she told Glamour, “I live every day unapologetically as myself and lean forward. I’m doing my part in the best way that I can, and just going and following my heart and not letting any naysayers stop me.”

Despite facing public scrutiny, Chloe Bailey’s sister attributes her resilience to her ability “to stand up for yourself, be proud of who you are, regardless of what anybody has to say.”

Halle Bailey told Glamour that the secret to her success is that she strives to live everyday as herself unapologeticallyHalle Bailey told Glamour that the secret to her success is that she strives to live everyday as herself unapologetically (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)

In her speech, Halle acknowledged that she never claimed to be the voice of her generation, so she “can only accept this award through the lens in which I see the world and appreciate all the beautiful female souls that paved the way to allow me to be here today to accept it.”

She continued, “I guess the best way to describe how I’m feeling is to simply say I am humbled to be here. I know that my personal journey, although filled with my own struggles and challenges and wins and losses, pale in comparison to many more deserving women out there. But I also know that with the spotlight comes a responsibility to speak about my experience in hopes that it can provide some guidance and inspiration to those girls and women who look to me standing under that spotlight.”

Halle Bailey said in her acceptance speech that she has never claimed to be the voice of her generation, but she will continue to be herself and be grateful for every female soul “that paved the way to allow me to be here today to accept it”Halle Bailey said in her acceptance speech that she has never claimed to be the voice of her generation, but she will continue to be herself and be grateful for every female soul “that paved the way to allow me to be here today to accept it” (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)

Halle’s advice in a world of social media scrutiny is simple: “Turn it off when you need to find inner peace. But also, live your life for you. Don’t waste time living it for social media. Everyone has an opinion, but the only opinion that matters is your own – You already know deep down what’s right for you. For me, it works because I keep it simple. I put God first, and then I try to make decisions that are best for me in that moment.”

Recently, Halle Bailey has found herself at the center of pregnancy speculations after publicly appearing with her boyfriend in Santa Monica. Her choice of an oversized outfit in the California heat has sparked curiosity and raised eyebrows.

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